AROUND COTTAGE CENTRAL CABINS
If ALL is what you seek, welcome to Ruidoso! Visitors to this quaint Alpine village relish the crisp mountain air, relax in the shade of our tall Ponderosa pines, and rejuvenate with the melodic sounds of our famed river: 'el Rio Ruidoso.' In the heart of bucolic scenery and awe-inspiring mountain vistas, you can simply take it all in or head for Midtown for a day of shopping, dining or being pampered at our full-service day spas.
Visitors to Ruidoso enjoy the many choices for spending their days and nights - whether it's mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding or heading for the racetrack, the casinos and taking in world-class performing arts.
Horseback riding is one of Ruidoso's most popular family activities. Stables are located near Grindstone Lake and offer rides past the lake and through the Lincoln National Forest that surrounds Ruidoso. During the winter, enjoy the falling snow in a sleigh ride through the historic Upper Canyon.
Come ready to enjoy our many art galleries and shops that boast fine art, and Native American arts and crafts by local artisans. The many unique Midtown shops and boutiques will keep drawing you back for more!
Purchase vessel permits at the Parks & Recreation office located at 535 Resort Drive.
For more info, call the Parks & Recreation Dept. at 575-257-5030.
• Seasonal permit $50
• Three consecutive days $25
• One-day permit $5.00
Fishing shall be permitted at Grindstone Lake with the proper license and in compliance with appropriate state law. Fishing will be allowed from sunrise to sundown on vessels that are lawfully operating on the lake, and from sunrise to 10:00 p.m. on the shore. Fishing shall not be permitted on Grindstone Lake in areas fenced or buoyed around the water intake structure and the water diversion entry point.
Purchase vessel permits at the Parks & Recreation office located at 535 Resort Drive. For more info call the Parks & Recreation Department at 575-257-5030.
Fishing shall be permitted at Alto Lake with the proper license and in compliance with appropriate state law. Fishing will be allowed sunrise to sundown from vessels lawfully operating on the lake, and from sunrise to 10:00 P.M. from the shore.
Scenic Trail circles the entire lake with picnic tables and benches located along the shoreline.
Surrounded by acres of wilderness courtesy of the Lincoln National Forest and graced by the towering Sierra Blanca, your choice of outdoor activities abound in Ruidoso and Lincoln County. Our cold weather brings plenty of seasonal fun like skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Autumn, spring, and summer will give you options like camping, hiking and biking as well as fishing. Or if your idea of the 'great outdoors' is a superior golf course, well, we have plenty for you to choose from!
CALL OF THE WILD
Around here, history jumps out of dusty ole books as you roam the very land Billy the Kid called 'home!' All the magic and mystery and tragedy of the Wild West comes alive in this inspiring land. Visit Fox Cave, reportedly one of Billy's hiding spots as well as for many an Apache warrior - the cave is now home to the Ruidoso River Museum which houses tons of Western and Native memorabilia. Take in the Hubbard Museum of the American West; or be amazed by the dramatic and historical re-enactments at Fort Stanton and the annual re-creation of Billy's infamous excape from the Lincoln County jail.
HISTORY COMES ALIVE
Ruidoso is the place for your next family reunion, wedding, graduation party, or 'girls only' weekends - not to mention the more serious and sedate business meeting or convention. The offerings here are many whether for business or pleasure. Our incomparable surroundings and service will ensure you remember Ruidoso for all your future happenings!
WHAT HAPPENS IN RUIDOSO. . .
BIKING & HIKING
111 Wiggins Way, off Resort Drive
HIKING BIKING TRAILS
This multi-use natural surface trail, completed in 2014, was designed by the International Mountain Biking Association. The trail system, consisting of 5 trails totaling 18 miles, are open to hiking, mountain bike riding, and horseback. Trails range in difficulty from easy to difficult. Parking is available at Grindstone Lake or at the Disc Golf Course below the dam. Location: Travel up Grindstone Canyon Rd. to Resort Dr. where signs will direct you to Grindstone Lake. For more info, call the Parks and Recreation Dept. at 575-257-5030.
• Non-motorized bikes and dogs on leashes
• Beginner's Loop - 2.5 mile Trail
• Intermediate - 6.7 mile Loop
• Advanced - 12 mile Loop
• Port-a-Potties available in the parking area.